CS100/MA100: Freshman Seminar
Course Syllabus -- Fall 1997

Coordinator:

Scott R. Fulton (366 Science Center, 268-2379, fulton@clarkson.edu)
Office hours: to be announced.

Goals:

  • Learn to use important software tools (including HTML, Maple, and spreadsheets)
  • Develop your communication skills
  • Learn to work effectively in teams
  • Meet MCS students and faculty

Class Meetings:

We will meet once per week on Tuesday afternoons, either in "lecture" or lab:
  • Lecture: everyone together in Lecture Hall 112SC, period 5 (1:00-1:50). This is "section 01".
  • Lab: in Computer Lab 340SC, split into two sections: section 11 at period 5 (1:00-1:50) and section 12 at period 6 (2:00-2:50). Go to the section you are registered for.
To know where to meet each week, check the course homepage. Also see the online course schedule.

Grades:

This is a required course for freshmen majoring in Math or Computer Science, given on a Pass/No Entry basis only. There will be no exams. To pass, you must:
  • Participate in each class session. You will work in a small team and complete a short assignment during class (sometimes to be finished outside class).
  • Complete two projects (one oral/slide presentation and one written/poster presentation). You will work in a small team outside of class; you must contribute to both the content and presentation.
  • Evaluate the presentations given by other teams in class.
If you have to miss a class, you must submit an excuse from the Dean of Students (201c Cheel) to Professor Fulton.

Additional Course Information:

All announcements, schedule updates, handouts, etc., will be posted on the Freshman Seminar homepage (http://people.clarkson.edu/~fulton/mcs100.html). Check it out before coming to class.
Last modified: 26 August 1997
Scott R. Fulton
fulton@clarkson.edu